Southeast Asia Travel Budget and 6 Month Budget Review JetSetting Fools

Southeast Asia travel budget (and six month budget review)

Sticking to our budget is key for traveling long term, so we’ve limited ourselves to an average of $100 per day for accommodation, food, drinks, public transportation and any miscellaneous costs that pop up (and they always do). The only thing that takes precedence over the budget is whether or not we’re enjoying the journey.… Read the rest

Why Visit Siem Reap Cambodia JetSetting Fools

Why visit Siem Reap? There is more to see than temples

Why visit Siem Reap? Siem Reap is the obvious choice as a home base for touring the temples of Angkor and while the temples will always take first place, Siem Reap is a welcoming city that could stand on its own.… Read the rest

Angkor Temple Tour Beyond the Big 3

Angkor Temple Tour Trail: Beyond the big 3

Our first day on the Angkor Temple Tour Trail took us to the Big Three: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm, but there is more to see at the UNESCO World Heritage  Angkor Archaeological Park than just those.

We routed out a self-guided tour based on the ‘Big Circuit’ and ignored some of the suggested itineraries and ‘best times to visit’ as a way to attempt to escape the crowds.Read the rest

Angkor Wat at Sunrise JetSetting Fools

Angkor Wat at Sunrise

The alarm went off at 4:00a.m., which under normal circumstances might irk me a little, but I was awake and ready. Today, we were heading to Angkor Wat at sunrise.

We rode in the back of the tuk-tuk in the quiet dark and filed into line with all of the other tuk-tuks, buses and cars taking visitors to the Angkor Archaeological Park.… Read the rest

Visiting the Tmeples of Angkor Wat Cambodia

Visiting the Temples of Angkor

Visiting the Temples of Angkor was the main reason for our trip to Siem Reap and we got to it straight away. Through our hotel, we booked a tuk-tuk and a personal guide for a 7:30am departure and prepared fora full day of visiting the Temples of Angkor.Read the rest

Arrival to Cambodia Our First Hour in the Country

Arrival to Cambodia: Our first hour in the country

On our arrival to Cambodia, we disembarked the plane onto the tarmac ­­and immediately took note of the sky. To the left, dark, menacing clouds circled and swirled. To the right, puffy, white clouds bounced happily in a blue sky. It should have been a sure sign of the clashing vibes we were about to experience as we entered into the 10th country on our journey.Read the rest